Student Overview | Kent State University

Student Overview

Kent State students often say that the university gives them sense of belonging, a feeling that they fit. No matter their gender, race or ethnicity, there’s a place for everyone to find their purpose and thrive. Our strong academic programs and nationally recognized faculty help set Kent State apart and make the choice to enroll here an easy one.

  • 93% of freshmen received financial assistance through scholarships, grants, loans or employment
  • 200+ education abroad programs in more than 60 countries
  • 400+ student organizations

Our students are comprised of individuals from across the globe. They will find that they belong here among their peers, learning from the best faculty possible.

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  • 39,000+ enrolled in 8-campus system
    • More than 33,000 undergraduate students
    • Nearly 6,000 graduate students
    • 62% female students
    • 38% male students
    • 28,000+ Kent Campus undergraduate/graduate students
  • Ranked in 18th percentile for full-time graduate students.
  • 80% retention rates for first-time, full-time freshmen (Kent Campus).
  • More than 10,000 degrees awarded in 2017.
  • 16% Kent Campus undergraduate minority students:
    • 7.5% international from more than 100 countries
    • 7.4% African-American
    • 3.2% Hispanic/Latino
    • 3.3% Multiracial
    • 1.7% Asian
    • .2% Native American or Alaskan Native
    • .1% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • 3.2% not reported

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  • Students studying
    1053 average SAT score of the incoming freshman class.
  • 23+ average ACT score of 2017’s freshman class, making it the highest-achieving incoming class in history.
  • 93% of freshmen received financial assistance through scholarships, grants, loans or employment.
  • $58+ million in scholarships offered to incoming freshmen in 2016-2017.
  • $61+ million in scholarships offered to incoming freshmen in 2018-2019.
  • 16% New Freshman with Exploratory majors.

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Top Majors

  • Undergraduate TOP MAJORS

    • Exploratory

    • Nursing

    • Psychology

    • Business management

    • Fashion merchandising

    • Criminology and justice studies

    • Biological sciences

    • Communication studies

    • Early childhood education

    • Computer science

  • GRADUATE TOP MAJORS

    • Nursing

    • Library and information science

    • Podiatric medicine

    • Public health

    • Music education

    • Digital sciences

    • Information architecture and knowledge management

    • Business management

    • Clinical mental health counseling

    • Computer science

Learn more about programs and degrees at Kent State